JB: Mom, are we really still in the Galapagos Islands?
Mom: Yes, JB. I am sorry, but I took 1500 pictures, you know! Next stop was Santa Cruz Island.
JB: Ok, what is this next animal, mom?? Is it a super-sized bowling ball?
Mom: No, JB, these are your new friends, the Galapagos Giant Tortoises! These species are also "endemic" to the Galapagos Islands!
JB: They are huge, mom. I could ride on his back and not even get my furs wet in the water!
I wondered why they look so old, and found out they can live to 100 years and the oldest one on record was 170 years old!
I think this one forgot to put on sunscreen. Look at his parched skin! He looks kind of prehistoric, don't you think?
Most of my new friends were friendly, but this one got a little snappy with mom.
"Here's looking at you, JB!"
I LOVE my GIANT new friends.
These really are some Giant Green Prehistoric Looking Things!